my next guest is a young country singer and songwriter, made a great first impression when he moved to nashville at the age of 18. he has toured with the likes of lynyrd skynyrd, hank williams, jr. and merle haggard. here to perform a song, chris jansen. >> good to be here. >> you didn't have this incredible star. you were sleeping in your car in nashville when you first got there. >> i was. i crashed a few couches, too, and i new, instead of going to college on a whim, i went down and -- >> how did your parents take that? >> you know, i come from humble beginnings, and my parents are -- they are just average good ole american folks and believe in following your dreams and working hard. i told my dad, this is going to be my job. i played music as a hobby.